Islamic burial in Munich
Islamic teachings recommend that the burial be conducted as soon as possible after death. Only burial in earth is permitted; cremation is forbidden by Islamic law.
Here at Himmelblau Funeral Services, we take care of the planning of an Islamic funeral in Munich in accordance with Muslim rites and laws.
In Munich, the ritual bathing customary in Islamic funeral rites may only be carried out by Muslims. Deceased males are bathed by men, while female bodies are attended by women. The deceased is washed three times from head to foot with hot water and soap in the bathing rooms. This is accordance with the rules set out in the Sunna and the standards provided by the words and actions of the Prophet Muhammad.
The deceased is wrapped several times in the Kefen, a linen cloth, and the body is laid on its right side in the casket, facing Mecca. Once the casket has been oriented towards Mecca, the prayer leader and the mourners pray together for several minutes while standing. Prostration before the casket is not permitted. After the deceased has been laid out, the casket is carried to the grave by the congregation. The grave will also be oriented towards Mecca.
In the event of a bereavement, we advise you around the clock on the burial in Munich